Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Collins Colorado
Thunder - that pile of shavings made me gag too. I have two "suggestions" for you to mull over. First, is to make buying your own 14" band saw a priority! You will always find uses for one and they are surprisingly inexpensive (ie: there is a 14" Dellta [among several] on Craigs List today in Denver for $300). I bought one several years ago for $200, did a restoration and now have a tool my Great Grandkids will be able to use. The other suggestion is, if you are going to continue to use your friends saw, buy your own darn blade for resawing (I recommend a 3/4" or 1" skip tooth) and donate it to him for friendship and for the use of his equipment.
BTW, there are several band saw's listed in Erie PA on Craigs list today. I wouldn't buy any of them because they are 12" Craftsmen and IMHO about worthless for most woodworking shop projects, but if you search around you can find a good 14" Delta for cheap!
Last edited by boondocker; 11-03-2008 at 03:08 PM.